When a computer beats your drum, it’s a sign of trouble
Electronic drum pads are a new trend for many music fans, but when you hear a drum machine beating, it could signal trouble.
For example, if you’re in a room where someone is banging their drum on a table, you could be hearing that person’s brain telling them they need to stop.
The drum machine could be causing problems for the brain, according to a new study.
In a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers found that a single beat from an electronic drum machine can trigger a “brain-altering” response in humans, which can result in impaired thinking and performance.
This type of response is known as a tonal imbalance, or a “drum-based” imbalance, which happens when the brain is trying to synchronize the sound of a sound with its physical surroundings.
A tonal balance is a “tune up” to better match the beat, but it can also cause the brain to “burn out,” or lose control over its processing, according the study.
The study, which was conducted by researchers from the University of Texas at Austin, found that the beat from a drum kit, or “Dump Kit,” that was recorded using a digital camera or an external mic, would trigger an increase in activity in the brain that could be linked to the brain-altered response.
The researchers looked at brain activity recorded using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which is a type of brain imaging that measures how brain activity changes during different tasks.
They also looked at how the beat of the drum would affect participants’ brain activity.
They found that when the beat was used as a cue for the drum kit to beat, the brain would have a tonic response that would change the activity of different regions of the brain.
When the researchers looked for evidence of a tonical response, they found that, when the drum beat was paired with other sounds, like the sound that was played during a workout, the participants’ brains were more active.
For instance, when participants heard the beat while listening to music, their brains responded to the sound with more activity.
But when they heard the drum beating during their own workout, their brain activity was lower.
“Our findings suggest that, as a result of a drum-based beat, a person’s cognitive abilities may be compromised when working with music,” said study author Rui Lopes-Reyes, a professor of psychology at UT Austin.
“For instance, participants who heard the Drum Kit beat reported more difficulty with their spatial abilities, whereas the other participants did not.”
While the study doesn’t prove that drum beats cause cognitive problems, the researchers say that their findings may point to ways to design drum kits that don’t rely on the tonic responses that are often associated with tonic balance.
Lopes Reyes said that his team hopes to continue their work on the effects of tonic imbalance in future studies.